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Where is the PA City Council on the Georgia vs . Russia Issue?

Original post made by Jerry, Midtown, on Aug 14, 2008

Our City Council likes to pontificate on world issues, like Iraq and Iran and Darfur and Burma, yet they are conspicuously quiet when the former Soviet Union is on the attack. Why is this?

Is there even ONE of our current council members that wants to stand up for the freedom on the Georgian people, in their hour of need?

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Posted by resident
a resident of The Greenhouse
on Aug 14, 2008 at 9:50 pm

Jerry, there's another thread talking about the same issue. Here's what I posted, you may want to post there.

If the U.S. had never invaded Iraq, we would have a higher moral say in this attack. You could almost say the U.S. started a new precedent. The U.S. "shock and awe" attack on Iraq, was followed then by Israel's "shock and awe" bombing of Lebanon, and now followed by Russia's "shock and awe" attack in Georgia.

Also, when you have a cocky, arrogant hot-head like George W. Bush in the white house facing a big bully like Russia, I can tell you one thing's for sure....Bush ain't gonna make this war any better. It's gonna become a beer house brawl. Heads will fly. Watch out.



Bush Aides Say Russia Actions in Georgia Jeopardize Ties


By STEVEN LEE MYERS and THOM SHANKER


Published: August 14, 2008


WASHINGTON — Russia's military offensive into Georgia has jolted the Bush administration's relationship with Moscow, senior officials said Thursday, forcing a wholesale reassessment of American dealings with Russia and jeopardizing talks on everything from halting Iran's nuclear ambitions to reducing strategic arsenals to cooperation on missiles defenses.


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 15, 2008 at 2:33 am

The invasion of Iraq was in complete accord with the express will of the U.N and congress.


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Posted by John
a resident of Green Acres
on Aug 15, 2008 at 3:15 am

Walter, that's not how the rest of the world sees it. They see the U.S. as an imperialistic invader who took over Iraq to get at their oil and gas reserves.

Likewise Russia wants to keep control of oil and gas moving through Georgia from Kazakstan to the West. They want to gain a monopoly of all gas supplies going Western Europe.

The two issues are quite similar, and the U.S. has lost it's moral credibility by invading Iraq, then telling Russia it shouldn't do the same thing in Georgia.


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Posted by moi
a resident of Ohlone School
on Aug 15, 2008 at 8:49 am



the Palo Alto city council, like the France, is feverishly looking for someone to surrender to.


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 15, 2008 at 10:02 am

The rest of the world sees what it wants to see, fully confident that, unlike any other major power, they can heap abuse on old Uncle Checkbook with impunity. To paraphrase Mr. Bumble, if "...They see the U.S. as an imperialistic invader who took over Iraq to get at their oil and gas reserves. " then they are asses. The United States has never taken any other nation's resources - we have always paid market rate. My last tank of gas cost me 3 times as much as my first car. To paraphrase Anthony, imperialism should be made of sterner stuff.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 15, 2008 at 2:13 pm

"The United States has never taken any other nation's resources - we have always paid market rate."

You're kidding. You mean Bush spent a trillion bucks of our money to "liberate" Iraq and they still make us pay market price for that oil? No wonder Bush never made it in the oilpatch. Don't let him just walk away in January, fire him now.


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Posted by phantom council member
a resident of University South
on Aug 16, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Whereas the driving of tanks & armored vehicles adds to the world pollution,

Whereas the shooting and bombing of cities in Georgia adds to carbon dioxide level of the atmosphere,

Whereas Russian troops have been seen leaving litter on the side of the road,

the City Council of Palo Hereby resolves to condemn the Russian invasion of Georgia for damaging the environment, and accelerating global climate change..


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Posted by an old lady
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 16, 2008 at 7:39 pm

well done "phantom council member"

exactly what these morons would say

an old lady


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Posted by fireman
a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2008 at 9:36 pm

AND THEN WE WILL FIND OUT ABOUT THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST THAT THE COUNCIL IS HIDING. One of or at least one most likely hold a large amount of stock in a arms and weapons company?
Oh maybe Frank has a new job, must be working for the Russians. That would explain the action towards innocent people. Maybe Officer Childrens theatre, and Chief Johnson have second jobs also with the Russians.

That would explain alot?


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Posted by fireman
a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2008 at 9:41 pm

Resident, Take a look at the City you live in First. Fix that. Or just rollover when Franks,gary baum, ruben grijalva and the rest of the P.A minds of mass destruction pass bye,Before you open your mouth. And I can't stand Bush.


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